It has been a DAY!
I woke up knowing I had a dental appointment to get my teeth cleaned today at 11:00 which is nothing, of course, unless you have illness anxiety disorder which of course I do. So I was very anxious and then boom! Another one of those fast, lethal little storms hit us. Next thing I knew I was getting texts from Lily saying that when she and Lauren were on their way to pick up the kids from Jason's to go visit Lauren's parents near Ocala, a tree fell behind them and a tree fell in front of them- both on the road I generally take to get to town. Hank texted that their power was out and so was the power of a whole bunch of other people in town. So I called and canceled my appointment via voicemail and then they texted me back to say that THEIR power was out but they'd get in touch when it came back on to reschedule which they did and wouldn't you know it? They had an opening at four, could I make that?
Well. Shit. Damn. Hell.
So then I had to get all worked up and anxious again and when I got there, my regular dental hygienist wasn't there but a young child named Mattie did the honors and she was great! Turns out my regular lady has moved to another office but I'll be pleased to have Mattie take over. Then my dentist came in to check my overall dental health and all is well except that I am going to need a crown on a cracked tooth which I already knew. I had one repaired some months ago and I let the new guy do it and honestly, I did not enjoy that experience in the least. It felt like he completely forgot I was a human being and that he had a task to do and he did it and if there was a woman attached to that tooth and those gums, well...that wasn't his worry.
So I asked my old dentist today how long he was planning on still working because he's been threatening to retire for a long time. He said that he wasn't sure but probably at least until the holidays.
Damn. I better get that crown before he leaves. He's been my dentist for so long and he has done very kind things for me, like meeting me at the office after hours when I needed a crown reattached, and he always reaches out to grab my hand both before and after his exam which is so simple but so meaningful.
He does not forget I'm a human.
Okay, okay. Enough of that.
Mr. Moon's been over at Tom's helping him clear his driveway of downed trees all day and I know he's going to be exhausted when he gets home. Lily and Lauren and the kids made it safely to Ocala and I know they're going to have an awesome time. As I have said before, Lauren's parents have the coolest place in the world for kids to visit. Not only do they have many, many animals from goats to chickens to dogs, they have a pool, a hot tub, a river to fish in, refrigerators full of things kids love... and it goes on. Their goat barn has a TV in it for the goat's entertainment pleasure! I am looking forward to their trip report.
And you know I'm missing my Weatherfords so I'll give you a picture that Jessie sent. She took it before they all got strep again.